The Death of Gun Control?

(from goodguyswag.com)
In less than 48 hours last week we saw the beginning of the end for gun control.  They were very different events, and will affect the right to keep and bear arms in very different ways, through very different routes. But for all their differences, together they may definitively mark the moment when unlawful infringement of the right to keep and bear arms became predictably impossible.  (more…)
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Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellows’ July 4 Trip to the Range

(from facebook.com)
In what has become an annual Independence Day tradition, this year’s class of Publius Fellows headed from the Claremont Institute to the West End Gun Club in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills for a day of shooting, learning about the Second Amendment, and consuming mass quantities of barbecue. So what is a Publius Fellow, you ask?  The Publius Fellowship is one of four educational programs offered by the Claremont Institute to up-and-coming young conservatives with an intellectual bent. ...
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America, Guns, and Freedom — Part III

(from nosoundbitesallowed.com)
[Ed: Here is "the rest of the story", concluding Dr. Faria's wide-ranging piece originally published in Surgical Neurology International in 2012. See out preceding I and II for our sequential excerpts; the full version is at HaciendaPub.com. Please see the original for the author’s references.] SUICIDE, ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS, CHILDREN AND GUNS (more…)
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America, Guns, and Freedom — Part II

(from thisissierraleone.com)
[Ed: Here is an excerpt from Part II of the editorial contributor Manuel Faria, MD, published in Surgical Neurology International in 2012. Our shortened Part I is here; the full version is at HaciendaPub.com. The rest (our Part III)will follow. Please see the originals for the author’s references.] In his celebrated book, The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy, author and gun rights attorney, David Kopel, makes the point that disparate countries such as Japan and Switzerland have low c...
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America, Guns, and Freedom — Part I

(from history.com)
[Ed: To recognize America's Independence Day, we are posting a shortened version of an editorial contributor Manuel Faria, MD first published in Surgical Neurology International in 2012, still available at HaciendaPub.com. We highly recommend the full version there, which includes examples from other countries of the losses that have come from their minimizing the individual right to own firearms as well as the author's copious references. See Part II and Part III following.] (more…)
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‘MedPage Today’ Reverts to Orthodox Anti-Gunism

(from truthuncensored.net)
[Ed: These emails document our attempt to build on the relationship we had with MedPage Today after their change of editorship. Judging by the absence of response for well over a month, our relationship has apparently ended. That's too bad, because MedPage Today previously sought and published our views. Sadly, it may now be just another mouthpiece for the radical anti-gun minority position of organized medicine.]     -----Original Message----- From: Robert B Young, M...
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WSJ: Should Doctors Routinely Talk to Patients About Gun Use?

[Ed: This is a common-use excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article published in the print edition June 25. Following an introduction, an ER physician from the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine replied "YES", then came Dr. Hsieh's corrective. He is a friend, colleague and DRGO member, and we found that his thoughts showed the most clarity. But you are encouraged to read the entire article for the context in which he responded.]   NO: It would undermine...
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May-Issue, Shall-Issue, or National Reciprocity

(from gunforhire.com)
One of the most hotly debated issues on the Second Amendment is over the right to carry firearms outside the home.  Today, each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia authorizes ordinary citizens to carry a handgun in most public places under one of the following three regimes: Constitutional Carry: 12 states Shall-Issue permit: 30 states and DC May-Issue permit: 8 states (more…)
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